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$7.5 million study to develop operational plan for mixed truck fleets

A new four-year study, led by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) in partnership with a 16-member team, seeks to provide the trucking industry, regulators, and the general public with practical guidelines for safely integrating automated driving systems into current fleets. The research is funded by a $7.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Miguel Perez

iTHRIV announces statewide health research pilot projects recipients

The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) partnership between Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, Carilion Clinic, and Inova Health System has awarded $200,000 in funding to four research projects through the Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Program. A project co-led by VTTI researcher Miguel Perez was among the recipients.

Virginia Tech researchers are working to create a safer environment for those working in transportation-related jobs. Photo: Greg Atkins for Virginia Tech

Research team works to develop new ways to detect air pollutants

With a $2.3 million award from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, an interdisciplinary team of Virginia Tech researchers is working to revolutionize a testing process for these harmful pollutants, in particular for truck drivers.


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